Lately, the practices of culturing fermenting have exploded in popularity. It’s good for the gut, experts say. Yet in the end, was it ever anything more than a method of preservation? After all, without the convenience of freezers or refridgeration, what other options did people have? I bring this up because I’ve always reacted … More Culturing- A Necessary evil?
Ketogenic diets can have many benifits, including weight loss, increased energy, improved insulin levels, and can assist in the healing of various autoimmune diseases.Still, It’s a rather drastic change from our standard way of living, and quite difficult to follow. Ketosis involves giving up grains, starchy vegetables, most fruit, sugar, and even excess amounts of … More Is Ketosis sustainable long term?
Coconut oil has become the go to oil of late. It has those magical medium chain tryglicerides, along with a high smoke point, and no trans or hydrogenated fats. Sounds pretty good, right? I suppose it won’t kill you, but have you ever noticed it’s the fat equivalent of white sugar? It has no nutritional … More Coconut Oil: not the superfood it’s made out to be?
Sugar has become public enemy number one in recent years. It’s the cause of diabeties, obesity, and a whole slew of other diseases. And it’s true. White sugar, corn syrup, agave nectar, and even brown sugar are all extremely bad for your health! So many people, myself included, started to completely eliminate sugar from our … More Sugarcane: totally different to sugar?
I’ve often heard people make the complaint that dairy subsitutes are nothing more than imitations, a mockery of the real thing. Yet when I decided to look into the history of plant-based milks, I was rather suprised by what I found. I kid you not, Almond milk was a staple of medieval cooking. Why was … More The suprising history of dairy subsitute.
There are times when we have a tendency to idealise the past, and assume that any kind of ancient wisdom is right and superior. But just like bloodletting, sometimes our ancestors didn’t have it all figured out. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a wonderful system and there are many benefits to applying parts of it. … More The limitations of Ayurveda
Hey, Have you ever gotten into the soul consuming world of dietary advice? I Have! Between Keto and paleo and everything else inbetween, It seems That extremes are in vogue. I kid you not, ‘Carnivore’ is now a thing. I won’t mention any names, but someone I know started doing it. Thank God they still … More Ditching the diets
Do you take care of yourself your health, maybe take cold showers, Avoid sugar and eat wholesome foods. And yet, sometimes it seems your body still won’t cooperate. I personally tried the Keto diet for a while, perhaps even misunderstood it a little. So much obsessing and researching and changing my mind and yet all … More Remembering to nourish the spirit
I know! Shun those pesky Grains, Carbs and Grab some bacon. Sounds great. Unless you’re a vegetarian. While I believe there are a number of good ideas in paleo, I don’t think it really makes sense. How do we know what our ancestors actually ate? Why are eggs acceptable despite being potential irritants but legumes … More Is Paleo Really the way to go?
Okay, maybe not kill us. More like… Give us indigestion? So, Are you into eating healthy and raw/organic food? Great! The more natural the better, right? I wish that were true. I’m reminded of something my father used to say to me: “You know are Naturally grown poisons?” I of course, Dutifully rolled my eyes. … More The sneaky ways plants are trying to kill us…